Page 2 - The Michigan Daily, Thursday, October 30, 1986
By LESLIE BOORSTEIN
Question: "What is the meaning of Halloween?"
Jeff Burke, LSA soph-
om ore: It means spending
six weeks looking for a
costume for a party and
taking it off an hour after
you get there because
you've already spilled beer
Andrea O'Polka, LSA Craig Bridgeport, LSA
freshman: ,It means freshman: Halloween is a
getting as much candy as time to laugh at your fears.
humanly possible, having a A good way to do that is by
good time, and raising a lot dressing up, looking ugly,
of hell. and scaring people.
Pete Greb, engineering
sophomore: It means
scaring the crap out of all
the little kids. It also means
going to Halloween parties,
eating lots of candy, and
brushing my teeth.
Tamara Bigelow, LSA
freshman: The main
purpose of Halloween is to
relieve stress and make
dentists rich. To rage in a
Virgil Gutierrez, LSA
freshman: Originally it
had religious meaning;
people dressed up as saints.
But somehow, over the
years, it got warped into
dressing up as monsters and
just being scary.
Thomas Myers, busi - Elizabeth Skinner, Kashaun Collier, LSA
ness sophomore: It LSA freshman: When I sophomore: Halloween
means having a good time, was a little kid, it meant means nothing to me. I
eating a lot of candy, and getting a lot of candy, but think it's the creepiest time
lots of people getting fat. now it just means having a of year, and I think it's bad
good time. for little kids.
engineering sopho -
more: Halloween means
partying in the cemetaries ,
and that's it-just PARTY,
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Lawyer opens Hasenfus case
MANAGUA, Nicaragua--A government prosecutor yesterday opened
the case against U.S. mercenary Eugene Hasenfus by presenting
documents found after Sandinista troops shot down his Contra supply
The prosecutor, Ivan Villavicencio, handed evidence one piece at a
time to the court secretary, including a card Nicaraguan authorities say
gave Hasenfus access to restricted areas of Ilopango military airport in
Neither Hasenfus nor his Nicaraguan lawyer, Enrique Sotelo Borgen,
was in court. Presentation of evidence by the presecution and defense to
the special political tribunal trying the first American captured in
Nicaragua's 4 and 1/2 year war was to last eight to 12 days.
Hasenfus' lawyer told The Associate Press in a telephone interview
that once the prosecution presents its case, the tribunal has to notify
him in writing so he can respond in writing. It was not clear whether
he would be allowed to present defense arguments in person.
Hasenfus, a 45-year-old former Marine from Marinette, Wis., is
charged with terrorism, conspiracy and violating public security. If
convicted by the three-member tribunal, he could face up to 30 years in
Social Security wastes
millions on disability exams
WASHINGTON - The Social Security Administration wasted
millions of dollars on unnecessary medical exams and tests in its zeal to
knock a half-million people off the disability rolls from 1981 to 1984,
a congressional panel charged yesterday.
The government allowed private physicians hired as consultants "to
overbill and overscheudule examinations," and let them mark up lab
fees by 300 and 400 percent, said a report by a House Government
The'spiraling use of the medical consultants "was a major factor in
the three-year disability nightmare" that ended when the Reagan
administration, under pressure from Congress,-governors and the courts,
halted the disability reviews in 1984, the report said.
Of the 500,000 people who lost benefits during those years, 291,000
won them back on appeal.
Sun may affect ozone layer
NEW YORK - An unusual peak of solar activity may have caused
the recent decline in the Earth's protective ozone layr, andthe ozone
may be returning now that the sun's activity has subsided, says a study
to be published today.
The findings argue against the contention that ozone depletion is due
primarily to man-made chemicals, including the chlorofluorocarbons
used as refrigerants and aerosol propellants.
Interest in changes in the ozone level has intensified in recent
months following the discovery of a pronounced depletion of ozone
over Antarctica, suggesting that atmospheric ozone destruction may be
more severe than previously realized.
Upjohn heir faces prison
LANSING, Mich. - More than three years after Upjohn Co. heir
Roger Gauntlett pleaded no contest to criminal sexual conduct with a
stepdaughter, the state's top court yesterday upheld a prison term which
had been imposed on him in place of chemical castration.
The Michigan Supreme Court, affirmed Gauntlett's five-to-15 year
sentence by refusing to hear an appeal.
"We are not persuaded that the questions presented should be
reviewed by this court," the seven justices said in their one-paragraph
Gauntlett, great-grandson of Upjohn founder W.E. Upjohn, refused
to discuss the court decison, saying, "Thank you, I have no comment."
The 45-year-old South Haven resident has been free on $100,000
bond during his attempt to bring the case before the high court. But;
Kalamazoo County Prosecutor James Gregart said he'd start
immediately on the two-to three-week process to have Gauntlett report
Reagan campaigns for
President Reagan crusaded for continued Republican control of the
Senate yeaterday, while Democratic challengers in some of the nation's
closest races were buoyed by fresh poll results and newspaper
In Alabana's bizarre gubernatorial race, Attorney General Charlie
Graddick signaled he was considering dropping his write-in candidacy.
Graddick, a conservative former Republican who lost the Democratic
nomination on a court ruling earlier this year, has been running a
distant third in public opinion polls.
As the candidates headed into the final week of campaigning, the
Federal Election Commission reported that the Republican National
Committee and GOP House and Senate campaign committees have
raised more then $225 million since the beginning of the two-year
election cycle. That's nearly four times the $57 million reported by
their Democratic counterpart committees.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The
National Academy of Sciences,
lamenting "woefully inadequate"
federal programs to cope with
America's new health threat, called
yesterday for creation of a National
Commission on AIDS.
The prestigious academy, in a
major report on the increasing
problems of Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome, said the only
way to avoid a health catastrophe in
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These programs would include
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AIDS to change their sexual habits,
blood screening to identify those
infected with the AIDS virus,
rehabilitation for drug abusers, and
testing the idea of providing
disposable syringes to addicts who
refuse treatment, the panel said.
A panel of experts convened by
the academy said the nation should
be spending about $2 billion
annually by 1990, most of it new
federal money, in a multi-pronged
effort to thwart the deadly disease.
MOSCOW (AP) - The
cinematic shocker of the season is
an allegory of Stalin terror and its
effect 50 years later. It is believed
to be the first Soviet film about the
dictator's brutality and was delayed
by censors for two years.
"I've never seen anything like it
in my life," a middle-aged Moscow
woman said yestersday. "You can't
say it's a good film, it's just
A woman too young to
remember Josef Stalin shuddered
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